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Three couples share their Habitat for Humanity love story

Each year, more than 13,000 individuals volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to give back to the community and make a difference. Some of these volunteers walk away with much more than they gave — like a new sweetheart. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, three couples who met at Habitat for Humanity share their love story.…

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Area churches honor MLK legacy by partnering with Habitat Wake

Churches across Wake County honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with special worship services and build days with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County on the weekend of January 13. “The concept of the ‘beloved community’ was a key part of Dr. King’s teaching,” explains Rick Beech, Vice President of Faith Relations for Habitat Wake. “His vision was…

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Habitat Wake & NC State focus on finishing 11 Build-A-Block townhomes

Thanks to 2,000 volunteers investing more than 10,000 hours on the construction site, the Build-A-Block project to construct 11 Habitat Wake townhomes on Kirk Avenue is nearly halfway through construction. Build-A-Block is a collaboration of Habitat Wake and NC State to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with the local community. The construction cost for all 11 Build-A-Block townhomes totals…

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Habitat Wake is committed to green building

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is continuously seeking to be a good steward of its entrusted resources. Among Wake County businesses and other Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide, Habitat Wake’s construction team is a longtime leader in sustainable building. Additionally, the five Habitat Wake ReStores help divert waste from landfills and have implemented large-scale recycling programs into their best…

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Habitat Wake ReStore Joins “Furniture Row”

The finishing touches are complete to the retail showroom and donation facility for the newest ReStore operated by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. The new Glenwood Avenue location in west Raleigh opened in December, making it the sixth ReStore location in Wake County, joining locations in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, and Wake Forest. The first ReStore, currently located at…

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Home for the Holidays — Built and Funded Primarily by Women

RALEIGH, NC (Dec. 1, 2016) –Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will dedicate the homes of Omega Smith and Ronea Hopkins on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. at 949 Skinner Drive in Raleigh. The event is open to the public. The Smith home is Habitat Wake’s 2016 Home for the Holidays, and is one of 60 homes Habitat Wake…

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Habitat Wake is Building a House at the 2016 State Fair

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Lowe’s, and the North Carolina State Fair are partnering to build the “North Carolina House” during the 2016 State Fair, which opens Thursday, October 13. The “North Carolina House” will be constructed of materials manufactured in North Carolina or sold by North Carolina-based companies, and the majority of volunteers building the house are state…

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NC State’s annual Shack-A-Thon will be held Sept. 19-23

Proceeds from Shack-A-Thon will help build 11 affordable homes through Build-A-Block The Habitat Chapter at NC State’s annual Shack-A-Thon — where students spend five straight days in shacks on the campus Brickyard — returns Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23. Shack-A-Thon is the largest fundraiser of the Habitat Campus Chapter, raising more than $260,000 since 1991. The 2016 Shack-A-Thon…

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